Uncle Barky's Scores

  • TV
For 444 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Breaking Bad: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Perfect Couples: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 250
  2. Negative: 0 out of 250
250 tv reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Angry Boys showcases his considerable talents in the notably imperfect world he's created.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It's far funnier than Fox's two still relatively new animated series, Bob's Burgers and Allen Gregory. Mickey Mouse it's not, though.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    For now, though, this is a series that's seemingly built on an arresting foundation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It packs some punch, though. And Isaacs certainly doesn't sleepwalker through a decidedly distinctive role.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Principally armed with Ritter and Van Der Beek, [series' creator/executive producer/writer, Nahnatchka Khan] makes Don't Trust the B a find if not a treasure just yet.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Veep has some funny lines and sight gags during the course of doing its dirty Washington business.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    On the surface at least, it's hard to imagine responding to CW's three-pronged tagline attack of "Small fish. Big pond. Huge dreams." Wonder of wonders, though, this series sells its premise while only occasionally trying way too hard.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Longmire, with spacious New Mexico standing in for Wyoming as the series' production base, makes a solid overall first impression without rising to the level of critical huzzahs.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Through the first four episodes, Sorkin teeters between abject fantasy and believable fiction. Strong performances by Daniels, Waterston and Mortimer serve to offset some of Newsroom's excesses and missteps.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    His [Kelsey Grammer's] center-ring performance pulls Boss along even when it gets bogged down. The supporting actors likewise are all capable, although Grammer's glower clearly is the series' tower of power.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It has the makings of a damned fine weekly hour of good vs. evil, with Quaid against Chiklis as the crowd-pleasing main event.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Even with its air-brushing and reticent title subject, Ethel is a watchable, oft-affecting film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Real truths invariably come out, and this is a film that convincingly rings with them.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Ripper Street is pretty ripping good for the most part.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Wild Things is very nicely shot and buoyed throughout by its star's upbeat persona.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The first season of TNT's Dallas reboot was far better than many had anticipated. These early stages of Season 2 likewise keep the faith.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Life Is But A Dream in reality doesn't give all that much. Still, it's a watchable film for those who just can't get enough of a pop music jewel to behold who's still just 31 and likely not even in her prime yet.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    By the end of Episode 1, Twisted has imbedded its hook with open questions about a mysterious necklace and Danny’s connection to its past.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    As concocted backwoods “reality” shows go, it’s stepped to the head of the class and far surpassed the likes of TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Buck Wild.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine, with its solid supporting cast aiding and abetting Samberg, has a so far/so good first outing that rises above the majority of this season’s new fall comedies.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    For now, Lucky 7 is a grabber with strong potential for further viewer investment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Gregg’s resurrected Coulson so far is the much-needed glue, lending a familiar presence and sturdy countenance.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Mom isn’t a comedic high point, even if one or more of its principal characters falls off the wagon during a ratings “sweeps” month. But it gets this particular job done with flair, vigor, a punchy script and two leads who make it all fairly addictive.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    There’s plenty to sustain The Millers over what could be a pretty long haul. The show has both star quality and stars who know how to work the material.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    This elongated version makes its own mark, although certainly not an indelible one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    PBS made all but the final two hours of Season 4 available for review. And while certainly not a slog, they end up being more than a bit saggy.... ownton Abbey has no scenes or sequences of knockout import during these first seven episodes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It works surprisingly well as sort of a Community in camouflage fronted by a teacher figure and his hapless platoon.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It’s too late to scrub some of the dialogue, though.... Klondike isn’t always this way. Its one-liners can be nifty in spots.... The miniseries also has some engaging supporting characters in grifter Soapy Smith (Ian Hart) and Haskell’s ad hoc mine mate, Joe Meeker (Tim Blake Nelson).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Its two featured newcomers skid along just fine, earning exceedingly small victories en route.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    This old sidewinder still packs a kick.

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